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Your Rights

We expect those that care for you to respect your rights and to always treat you fairly. Sometimes you and a carer might not agree on what’s fair but even then you have the right to an explanation. Use this page as a quick reference to your rights but don’t forget – your carers also expect to be treated fairly.

Dignity

Dignity is about your right to:

  1. Be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
  2. Enjoy a full range of social relationships.

Privacy

Privacy is about your right to:

  1. Have your privacy and property respected.
  2. Be free from unnecessary intrusion.

Choice

Choice is about your right to:

  1. Make informed choices, while recognising the rights of other people to do the same.
  2. Know about the range of choices available to you.
  3. Get help to fully understand all the options so that you can choose the one that’s right for you.

Safety

Safety is about your right to:

  1. Feel safe and secure in all aspects of life, including health and well-being.
  2. Know that adults are responsible for your safety.
  3. Enjoy feeling safe but not be over-protected.
  4. Be free from exploitation and abuse.

Realising Your Potential

Realising your potential is about your right to:

  1. Achieve all that you can.
  2. Make use of of the opportunities available to you.
  3. Make the most of your life.

Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity is about your right to:

  1. Live an independent life and be personally fulfilled.
  2. Be respected for your ethnic background, language, culture and faith.
  3. Be treated equally and be cared for in a safe environment, free from bullying, harassment and discrimination.
  4. Be able to complain without fear of victimisation.


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